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The Farm and Ranch Survival Kit also has received national recognition. The program won the 2007 National Association of County Agriculture Agents’ Search for Excellence in Farm and Ranch Financial Management Award. It was featured in an issue of the Western Center for Risk Management Education (WCRME) newsletter, and on the national “Successful Farming Radio Magazine,” which broadcasts to 1.25 million listeners in 22 Midwestern states.
The Farm and Ranch Survival Kit was created because attendance at financial education workshops continued to be very low, despite the need for financial education for farm enterprise survival.
One-hundred-and-sixty-five people from 16 different Northwest counties enrolled in the program.